Think about good-looking Korean idols and the long list of names that follow. Now think about good-looking Korean sportsmen. Got a few names? Let us introduce you more! Here’s a list of 5 ‘visual’ Korean sportsmen who play golf professionally, and hopefully it’ll inspire you to try out this sport too!
- Kim Si Woo
Kim Si Woo, 22, holds a considerable amount of championship titles for his age. At 21, this professional golfer from Seoul won the prestigious 2017 Players Championship title, the youngest player to ever win the title. He plays on the PGA Tour, the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the States.
2. Shin Ae Ahn
Dubbed by many news sites as one of the most beautiful golfers in the scene, Shin Ae Ahn is more than just a pretty face. She has an impressive list of standings dating back to when she was just a rookie in New Zealand. Even then, she was outstanding and bagged Rookie of The Year in 2009 while she was on tour. Prior to this, Shin Ae Ahn also won the 2005 New Zealand Women’s Stroke Play Championship.
3. Noh Seung Yul
Noh Seung Yul turned professional in 2007 and since then has many titles under his belt. This includes being the champion of the Midea Chinese Classic and Asian Tour Rookie of the Year. Furthermore, Seung Yul, 26, made his big break in 2010, when he won the Maybank Malaysian Open, making him the second youngest professional golfer to ever win the title at 18 years old.
4. Kim Char Young
This professional golfer is better known on tour as Char Young Kim 2. Yes, she has a 2 in her tour name because she is the second player called Char Young Kim on tour. Char Young, 26, immediately made an impact when she joined the KLPGA tour in 2010, having won the Rookie of the Year title that same year. Her most impressive season to date was in 2012, just 2 years after going on tour. She took home the championship title at the Woori Investment & Securities Ladies Championship. Besides being a pro on the field, this sports beauty was also listed as one of the most beautiful female golfers ever.
If you’re feeling a little more interested in this sport, well here’s a chance for you to witness some of the golfing action in Singapore! The SMBC Singapore Open will be held from January 18-21 in 2018, with a number of prominent professional golfers slated to play for this open.
Head over to their website here for more information on updates and ticketing.
Article by: Beatrice @ KAvenyou